The University of the Fraser Valley Library is establishing its own Special Collections showcasing the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection. Along with the pre-existing Heritage Collection (a collection of primarily published materials relating to the people and places of the Fraser Valley), the Newman Collection (titles reflecting the food ways and history of the western Canadian provinces) was established in the fall of 2014. These two resources promise to draw in researchers from outside UFV and the Fraser Valley. Building a solid research collection of culinary titles will be a resource for scholars examining food ways and preferences, agricultural practices, gender roles and material culture, to name just a few.
A cookbook of favourite recipes contributed by UFV staff and faculty is being published in support of the Newman collection, and will be unveiled at this event.